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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 81 guests have reviewed MSC Meraviglia, giving it a rating of 3.8 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.8 out of 5(81 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples31.7%
Families w/young children9.8%
Families w/older children8.5%
Groups4.9%
Singles/Friends4.9%

Most Recent Reviews

Fabulous European adventure...

Jul 9th, 2019

What is great about this cruise is that there are no "sea days"...every day you wake up in a new port!!! If you can swing it...upgrade to Yacht Club...you won't regret it...I don't think that I can cruise any other way now!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Jul 7th, 2019

Get ready South Florida the MSC MERAVIGLIA is coming to town and I just got off it and it is a top-notch beautiful boat... Food different but experience

Dreadful Cruiseline

Jun 24th, 2019

MSC sells premium cruise packages and then fills the ship with people travelling on €300 vacations. The result is that they are constantly chasing revenue by trying to sell things. I was down graded from my original restaurant “Olivio Oro” to “Waves” which was an absolute gong show. Our server was in over his head and offended everyone at the table by pre pouring the house wine under the assumption we had no drinks packages. Then when we asked for other wines told us we couldn’t have them. The food was horrible. Indescribably bland and his service so slow that they were flashing the lights on and off to hurry us along as we received our main course. Olivio Oro was a vast improvement once we were moved back two days later. Even at Dinner they’re trying to sell you specialty drinks (even though my package covered them). Photographers herd you towards their cameras while you politely decline until you actually have to say NO loudly, even at dinner. Staff members couldn’t speak English and refused to find me someone else to speak to, I am multilingual but don’t speak Italian. I asked for a manager and was told “she’s busy.” I ended up spending two days trying to rectify a problem that could have been fixed in minutes. Surly staff and incorrect room service orders, and overcrowded public areas, chaos at ports of call and a litany of other irritations just added up to a very poor experience.

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Jun 16th, 2019

This was our second MSC cruise and we've loved them both. On+off was quick & easy. The staff were lovely. The stateroom was fab. The ship is gorgeous, very bling. Drinks were nice, food good. Fab pizzas. Excellent value.

May 25th, 2019

This ship is amazing. A great theatre and food. I stayed in the yacht club and had the best time ever. Butler was so kind and helpful. The room was always spotless and we met the nicest people. If you get cold at night make sure to keep warm because the bedding for some reason is kind of cold, not awful though. Before you go on this ship diet because all the Italian food will fatten you up. I see a lot of reviews on her bashing Msc but you really need to understand the European style when going on this cruise line. It is European so that makes it different and cool. I promise if you go one this cruise you will have a blast.

May 4th, 2019

The ship is really nice. There are so many things to do... But there are a lot of things that are really bad: -Welcome back cocktail: We got an invitation for the welcome back cocktail with the Captain which was planned for 11 AM. We arrived at 10:30 and we're already able to sit down in the bar after the crew checked our cards. 5 minutes later one if the managers came and kicked us out of the bar because they still had to do some preparation. At 11 AM we were able to get in the bar again after they have changed absolutely nothing. Than the manager said that the captain isn't able to come and that a new ship is build at the moment. THAT IT WAS!!! -Safety drill: Before the safety drill we saw on the safety channel that we don't need to bring our cruise card if we have an MSC for me bracelet. So did we. When the crew wanted to scan our card (which we didn't have with us) they said they need our card. After some discussion they said that it is okay. 50 minutes later they began with telling how the lifejacket work in FIVE!!! different languages. We never saw our own lifejacket because they are at the assembly station but nobody told us... - Everything is 18+: A lot of things are 18+ for example: -Karaoke ,-Quiz ,-The absolute top location of the ship The problem is that you can't see it anywhere before your cruise and even if you could this still is pure discrimination - Disembarking: At MSC you get an sticker for your luggage and your cruise card with a certain color. Than you get told when you have to be at Wich place to leave the ship with a small group of people. So did we... We were in the Casino at 10:40 (we had to be there at 10:45) at 11:05 I decided to ask at the reception why nobody is coming. There they told me that our group already left and we should just leave the ship too. -Excursion: We made 2 excursions in ST. Petersburg and the first one was the worst I ever made. The information about the excursion was that we will explore the metro system of the city and spend some time at the nicest market hall if the city and can try some things there. After that we make a photo stop at a cathedral. What actually happened: We spended 2 hours in the metro system where the guide told us to be careful EVERYTIME there were stairs... And said every 20 seconds to be careful with the doors of the trains... Well, she got a point there because if the doors close you can do nothing about it. 6 People tried to stop a door from closing Wich didn't work, so somebody got lost. Then the guide wanted to know if everybody is still there but forgot how many people we are, so we just left. After that we went to the market hall where the guide told to not to buy anything because the quality is very bad... We had 15 minutes minutes time. Some people tried to use the toilet but was impossible to use it.. it was just a hole in the ground with an 1 meter high door. And at the end of course we haven't done the photo stop. As you can see there are a lot of bad things. Bad at this point I also want to mention that a lot of things are great. For example the partys and most of the normal staff.. I want to give special thanks to Asman and Septian Sektadi which were just great. All in all I think this was my last MSC cruise in the next time...

Apr 27th, 2019

After a week on MSC Fantasia Last Year without children we gave it a try and took our son (7) with us on the short 3 night/4 days trip 13-16.04.2019. He had a lot of fun in the kids club (he was in the one for 7-11 year old children), so we had a lot of time to enjoy the cruise. The flight simulator was a bit too scary for him as it's easily possible to turn ourselves upside down, so we did lots of the other video games and bowling. It was a pitty that F1 simulator is only allowed over 1.6m hight, he was looking forward to race but was disappointed he wasn't allowed to. Even if the cruise wasn't as smooth as the one in Summer last year seasickness was no problem for him at all. We enjoyed the luxury in the YC Deluxe suite and all the amenities that came with the YC package. The only thing that really went wrong was the booking for the Cirque du Solail show: hours before the start we were contacted and told that the show is full and offered the late show. We had to cancel that because we thought it would have been to late for our son to enjoy. We got refunded that later but in the next cruise we'll have the bookings checked twice by the staff.

Amazing Western Mediterranean Cruise

Apr 17th, 2019

This was the first cruise our family of 6 has ever been on and we were amazed at the whole experience. The ship was very clean, the food was amazing and the entertainment was awesome! I would recommend to anyone

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Easy going, beautiful cruise

Apr 5th, 2019

Cruise was just close to perfect in my opinion. We did end up getting sick with a cough which put a bit of a damper on the trip but still was amazing and will definetly be sailing with MSC again.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Memorable MSC Meditreanean Cruise March 2019

Mar 28th, 2019

Overall, the Cruise exceeded our expectations. It was a memorable cruise and we would re-book. We appreciate Janet for her guidance and for arranging a show with the package. Thank you for your guidance and help. We loved it.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

2-3 cruises

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